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Congestive Heart Failure And Water Retention
It should be limited: Free water restriction in the latter stages of heart failure is a method to prevent development or the worsening of hyponatremia (low sodium levels). It is of limited value admittedly. Overall, if one is dependent on diuretics, he/she should not drink "plenty of water". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more
I have congestive heart failure and the diuretic i take is no longer working. What other options are the to avoid water rent emotion?
Change diuretic?: You should ask your physician, if you are on hydrochlorthiazide (h) if you should go to a loop diuretic, forsemide (f). Patients with chronic kidney disease do not respond to h but do respond to f. If that does not work, ask to have an echocardiogram to see if you have pulmonary artery hypertension (p) and what your ejection fraction is. If you have p, there is medicine for that to lessen edema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can abdominal bloating (a belly thats round and hard) be a sign of congestive heart failure? If yes, then how?
I have congestive heart failure. I take fuerosimeade to keep the heart free of fluids. Lately I have experienced bloating and shortness of breath.
Symptoms: See your doctor to be evaluated, you could need adjustment in your therapy or something new could be going on. ...Read more
Congestive heart failure - stomach bloating my dad died in front of me, my mom and boyfriend nov. 6th, 2011. We lost him of congestive heart failure with no warning. He was coughing, throwing up and then got dizzy and sat down. He fell off of what he was
During : During CPR you are breathing for the person and the normal mechanism that prevents air from entering your stomach and makes it go down to your lungs is no longer active. Therefore the stomach gets bloated as a result of air that is being forced into his airway -some of that air goes into the lungs but some gets into the stomach. It doesn't take much for the stomach to get bloated during CPR as the activity of the entire gastrointestinal tract (including the stomach) stops, and so things begin to back up fairly quickly. I doubt that it was blood from his airway causing all of this, although it could have contributed a bit. ...Read more
Less water and salt: Daily weight to make sure that the salt and water retention is not getting worse. The main treatment is using water pills to take the water load off your heart. However, the most important step is salt restriction 2000 milligram per day and fluid intake restriction less than 50 ounces per day (6 of the 8 ounce cups including the moisture in the food). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the very first signs of congestive heart failure. Should i be taking imetoprolol tartrate, & isosorbide monomitratate? If I have chf?
CHF: Shortness of breath, leg swelling, fatigue are common. Both meds are good. You may want to talk with your doctor regards to "ace inhibitors and water pills. Depending on how bad your CHF is, these will add bebefit to meds you are already taking. If your ef is less than 35% , you may need a defibrillator. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Basically, it is a condition in which your heart becomes an inefficient pump. As a result, fluid backs up into your lungs and also your lower extremities. There are numerous causes for this but ischemic heart disease is the most common cause. This can be diagnosed by laboratory test, chest xray, as well as an echo or ...Read more
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